Prospect Union confirm strike dates for March

Prospect has now served notice of industrial action by fire service and security staff at the following locations and dates which may result in airport closures.

Dates Airport
8 March 2023 Stornoway and Sumburgh
9 March 2023 Stornoway and Sumburgh
10 March 2023 Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Islay, Kirkwall, and Wick John O'Groats
13 March 2023 Dundee, Inverness, and Islay
17 March 2023 Dundee and Inverness

The trade union has advised that there will also be action short of a strike which will be continuous action and will start on 18 March 2023. This will include withdrawal of good will; work to rosters; an overtime ban; refusal of non-ambulance extensions or special openings and will cause additional disruption.

Our local teams are liaising closely with airlines to determine the impact of this industrial action and the potential disruption for passengers.

Representatives from HIAL met with Prospect, Unite and PCS union representatives last Thursday, 16 February, and presented an enhanced proposal which comprised a tiered one-off non-consolidated payment on top of the percentage increase we offered before Christmas.

The three trade unions carefully considered the proposal, but unfortunately notified us that the proposal will not be sufficient to resolve the dispute. 

We are disappointed that our proposal fell short of the unions’ expectations and apologise for the disruption this industrial action will cause for our customers and airlines.   We remain committed to resolving this matter and have asked to meet with the union representatives next week to better understand areas of potential compromise.

Published: 23rd February 2023